Children and Teens

  1. Exercise and Adolescents

    Teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days for good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth.

  2. Exercise Your Duty to Keep Kids Fit

    It's important for parents to be aware of how much exercise their kids are getting so they can make adjustments.

  3. How to Fit In Fitness

    To get your kids moving, find physical activities they can enjoy at their own pace -- and become active with them.

  4. How to Get Your Kids in Shape

    Experts recommend children get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days to maintain good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth.

  5. In Gymnastics, Kids Flip for Fitness

    The sport helps build strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Its all-around fitness benefits make it a good springboard to other activities.

  6. Make Exercise a Family Affair

    Like adults, children should be physically active most, if not all, days of the week.

  7. Take a Hike to Family Fitness

    Even if you live in the city, you can still get out for a walk together to a city park or to the store.

  8. Weight Training for Teens

    Once children hit puberty, and hormones make it possible to build muscle, weight training can become a part of a healthy exercise program for youths. Research suggests strength training has a lot to offer some teenagers in terms of health, fitness and fun.

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